Welcome to Pebblebed
THE WINERY @ CLYST ST GEORGE WILL BE OPEN FOR WINERY TOURS, TASTINGS AND WINE PURCHASES SATURDAYS IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 11AM TILL 4PM - no booking required. - Directions take the lane opposite the church at Clyst St George Church post code EX3 ONZ - Please note - Vineyard tours now finished for the year - start again may 2015.
TOPSHAM WINE CELLAR OPEN AS USUAL THURS FRI AND SAT EVENINGS FROM 5:30
SOUTH WEST VINEYARDS WINE AWARDS 2014 - GOLD!
Pebblebed Sparkling judged top Sparkling in the South West wining a gold medal. This was a great result for us beating wines which have won some top international awards.
Pinot Noir Red also won a Bronze Medal giving support to our increasingly popular red
HARVEST 2014 - all finished
Thanks to everybody for coming to help - 35 tonnes in total and fantastic quality grapes - harvest report to follow.
PEBBLEBED WINE FESTIVAL 2014 - Thanks - raised about £6000 for Hospiscare
What a great time - we were blessed with the weather and about 800 people came along some camping to enjoy the music local foods and we managed to line up 49 Devon wines from 10 vineyards for people to taste!
Thanks to everybody who helped support and put on the festival - already thinking about next year and getting 50 devon wines - perhaps matched by 50 Devon Cheeses - there's a challenge!
PEBBLEBED TOPSHAM CELLAR NEW AUTUMN OPENING HOURS - open Thur to Sat evenings
Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings 5:30pm till 10pm. We only take bookings for larger groups (6 or more) and for people who have our wine tasting and tapas vouchers - please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make bookings.
Outside these hours we are happy to open for groups of 10 or more.
If you wish to purchase wine or gifts outside these hours do call and i can meet you at the cellar or winery - email@example.com - 07814 788348
PEBBLEBDED SPARKLING - Best in Devon and 13th Best in UK
Unlucky for some perhaps but up against all the best Sparkling wines in the UK - Pebblebed Sparkling came 13th out of more than 100 sparkling wines and the highest placed Devon Sparkling. This is a good result considering we were up against all the top vineyards such as Nyetimber and Rigeview. We were 2 places behind an old vintage of Camel Valleys sparkling which has a very good reputation internationally! Of course for us we are pleased when we have good comments from local customers but its also great to have this as confirmation that we are producing top quality sparkling.
IN THE VINEYARD
Harvest almost finished - report to follow!
IN THE WINERY
In full swing dealing with the harvest
EXETER FOOD FESTIVAL 2014 -
Exeter Food Festival -Another fab festival although a bit damp! - we had our old french van serving Devons finest Fizz and oysters. This is our eighth year at the festival and it was great to see lots of old friends and meet many new ones - thanks for tasting and drinking Pebblebed - a big thanks also to chef Michael Caines and the Festival Committee who pulled off another great festival! - see you next year!
PEBBLEBED SPARKLING ROSE @ MAGDALEN CHAPTER HOTEL EXETER
Magdalen Chapter is now recognised as one of Exeters best hotels -so we were delighted when they approached us to feature our Sparkling Rose on their wine list. Its great to have our flagship Devon Sparkling served at these top establishments within a few miles of where it is grown and produced.
PEBBLEBED SPARKLING ROSE @ GIDLEIGH PARK
We are now supplying Gidleigh Park with our flagship Sparkling Rose - voted recently the no.1 restaurant in England by the Sunday Times. Gidleigh is home to 2 Michelin star celebrity Chef Michael Caines and a wonderful experience not to be missed. As one would expect, the dining experience is matched with one of the finest cellars in the UK, holding over 1,300 bins under the expert guidance of Master Sommelier, Edouard Oger. So its a priviledge to have Pebblebed in the Cellars.
HARVEST 2013 - Nov 2013 - all finished - a very good year!
45 tonnes of grapes - wow!
Well thats it - an amazing effort by all our helpers to bring in this huge harvest. 45 tonnes of grapes equates to about 40,000 bottles - last year we picked only 4 tonnes due to the poor weather - our previous best year was 2010 when we picked about 20 tonnes.
We could not have done this without the wonderful support and help from all over our community. In total we must have had about 500 people help us pick the grapes over the four week harvest period.
The grapes have all been pressed in our Clyst St George Winery and are in various stages of wine production from cold juice awaiting yeast addition to our pinot noir red, harvested in late September, which has gone through fermentation and is already tasting promising!
The wines will go through different wine making stages over the winter period and as it warms up in Spring we will look to bottle our still wines - our fruity dry white - our classic rose and we are very excited about our reds which due to good reviews we are for the first time making in much larger quantities. Our Sparkling wines will then go through a stage of second fermentation in bottle (classic Champagne Method) and will spend a futher 1 to 2 years resting "on lees" in our cellars before disgorging and release.
Time to light the fire and celebrate - a very good Devon Vineyard Year!
Thanks and best wishes
HOSPISCARE DEVON VINEYARD OPEN DAY - SUNDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 10 TILL 4
Fab day - £2500 to Hospiscare Devon despite not the best weather. Thanks to everybody who came along and made the day so enjoyable.
DECANTER MAGAZINE - ENGLISH SPARKLING TASTING - Decanter the world respected wine magazine recently held a tasting of the top English Sparkling wines and we are delighted that both our Sparkling White and Sparkling Rose have done very well - both being recommended by the magazine.
GIFTS & PRESENTS! - WINE TASTING VOUCHERS
Our wine tasting vouchers seem to be going very well as presents - available from £30 for two people - please click on the box to the left and down for more information. Vouchers are sent out with one of our information vineyard brochures by first class post. Alternatively pick up from the cellar.
FACEBOOK - NEW PAGE for vineyard, winery and cellar news and events please click here to go to the page and then "like" the page if you are on Facebook - thanks
PEBBLEBED 2013 WINES
We have now released our 2013 white rose and red- Really pleased!
Also our sparkling wines are drinking very well! - according to Suzy Atkins (Telegraph wine correspondent).
Introduction to Pebblebed
Pebblebed Vineyards are located near Topsham, Exeter in Devon in South West England. Our producing vineyards are managed in an environmentally sensitive way and our wines regularly win awards in national and regional competitions. We have a tasting cellar near the quay in Topsham which welcomes people to try Pebblebed wines and a range of Devon and imported wines and local tapas. From the start we have very much enjoyed sharing our passion for growing grapes and making wine in Devon and we hope the information on the following pages is of interest. Please do contact us if you need any further information. contact
STOP PRESS! - Devon rose wines beat Loire wines in competition - Pebblebed comes joint top! Full details under Pebblebed information -look left and down.
Our Sparkling Rose was featured on Market Kitchen TV program recommended by Chef Michael Caines. Also recommended in the Sunday Times Style Magazine wine column.
HEN PARTIES/MOTHERS DAY/ WEDDING GIFTS/ BIRTHDAYS/ RETIREMENT PRESENTS - SPECIAL EVENTS - WINE TASTING VOUCHERS/ ADOPT A VINE OR ROW AND OTHER GIFTS - Please see our "buy wine and gifts" page for some interesting ideas including wine tasting vouchers £40 and "adopt a vine" gift package from £55